Ford claim that their new Ford Fiesta Van will deliver class-leading fuel efficiency and segment-first technologies when it launches in 2013.
The van manages sub-100g/km CO2 emissions for all the diesel options available with at least 76.4mpg.
However, even the ECOnetic version does not come close enough to the 75g/km required to gain free access to the London congestion charge zone, with its best-in-class 87g/km and 85.6mpg.
With its 1.0 cubic metre load space, the load compartment features a secure steel bulkhead and four cargo tie-down hooks, gives a load length of 1.3 metres and gross payload ranging from 485-508kg.
The Fiesta Van powertrain choice includes the new 75PS 1.5-litre Duratorq TDCi and 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi engines and the 82PS 1.25-litre Duratec petrol units. The Fiesta Van ECOnetic uses the specially developed 95PS 1.6-litre Duratorq TDCi powertrain with standard Auto-Start-Stop, lowered suspension, aerodynamic rear under-tray and wheel trims, and low rolling resistance tyres.
The new Fiesta Van’s uses Ford’s MyKey and the in-car connectivity system, Ford SYNC.
Ford SYNC with Emergency Assistance directly connects the vehicle occupants to local emergency services operators after an accident, in the correct language for the relevant country. Also introduced to new Fiesta is class-first technology Active City Stop, a system designed to help drivers avoid low speed collisions. It is offered alongside other convenience features such as Hill Start Assist, Easy Fuel and Rear View Camera.